Some shots from the roadside while passing through Georgia on both ends of a road trip.
Jesup Georgia…what I’d imagine a town called Jesup Georgia to look like
Nice stand of Georgia Pines in Alma
Also seen in Alma
Nice tree reflections in a highway runoff ditch
I barreled through the “back roads” of North and South Carolina and stopped to take these photos when the scene hit me.
“Pleasant Plains Community Building” along U.S. 13 in Ahoskie North Carolina
Contrast of old and relatively new in Greenville, North Carolina
Abandoned house in Clinton, North Carolina
Tabor City, North Carolina
Plantation along Charleston Highway in Yemassee, South Carolina
Kato Bay Road, Ridgeland, South Carolina
I’m posting this after driving from South of the Border in South Carolina to Augusta, Georgia, then onwards to spend a few nights at my friend’s place in Ball Ground, Georgia. These are all things I have seen by just driving from place to place and around the areas I’ve been in, without any specific goals.
Timmonsville, South Carolina – starting to get into heavy Coca Cola country
Old house in Mayesville, South Carolina
State capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina – status of Robert E Lee in front
Awesome creatures in a field in Thomson, Georgia
Battle of the rusty Fords in Ball Ground, Georgia
Some sort of factory in Ball Ground, Georgia
Again in Ball Ground – near Atlanta you don’t even need to be in the business of food or beverages to be sponsored by Coke
Again, some photos just need to be shared without a story to connect them all. Here are some of those.
I headed east out of the stormy and overcast Blue Ridge Mountains – this is in Weyers Cave, Virginia
Route 219 in Peterstown, West Virginia – the first anti-tobacco barn I’ve ever seen
Can’t pass up a horse in a field of yellow flowers – Goshen, Virginia
Dan Ingalls Overlook on a rainy day driving through George Washington National Forest
Sensory overload in Floyd, Virginia – trucks, buses, hay bales, wow!
Dusk falls over the farmlands of Marlinton, West Virginia
Alexander Moo-lian Bow-vine on the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (I didn’t make that up)
For those of you who have not been there, South of the Border is the first thing you get to when entering South Carolina on Interstate 95 from the north, or on a few of the state highways in the area. There are countless signs when approaching it, and when you get there, it’s as ridiculous as you can imagine. They sell outlandish cheap souvenirs, food, gas, and fireworks. I’d been there as a kid on the way to Disney World, and once on a road trip with my buddy Mike in 1999, when we figured out what the now closed Dirty Old Man shop was, and generally had a good laugh at the absurdity of the place. I decided to get a hotel room there this time, take a dip in the pool, take some pictures, and soak the whole experience in.
The view from the top of the almost 200 foot tall sombrero
Pedro, the ubiquitous mascot
The classic looking key to my room at the South of the Border Motor Inn
Night falls – things feel weird